2010-2011 Science Planning Summaries
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2010-2011 Science Planning Summary Project Detail
Thermospheric neutral wind observation in the Antarctica Peninsula
The Neumayer Channel is 16 miles long, separating Anvers Island from Wiencke Island and Doumer Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. This channel was oirginally named the Roosen Channel by a German expedition in the 1870s. It was later named for Georg von Neumayer by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897-99.


Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences
Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili


Eric Pohlman

Dr. Qian Wu (Principal Investigator)
http://www2.hao.ucar.edu/fpiExternal Non U.S. Government Site
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, UCAR/NCAR

Boulder, Colorado

Supporting Stations:  Palmer Station
Research Locations:  

Project Description:
This Palmer Station research project is a collaboration with Australian scientists who have Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) instruments at the Australian Mawson and Davis Stations to jointly analyze the neutral wind and temperature data to address the following issues: (1) Thermospheric neutral wind effect on the Weddell Sea Anomaly; (2) Lower thermosphere wind effect on shuttle plume drift; (3) Non-migrating tides in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere; and (4) Geomagnetic effect on the thermospheric wind.

Field Season Overview:
During the 2010-11 field season, two researchers will travel to Palmer Station to install the instrument.

Deploying Team Members:

  • Andrew Watt

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